20230804 – Cannington Friday

“Granite Song shoots into WA Sprint Final for Di Carmody”

Two WA Sprint Heats were contested tonight with the first four from each advancing to next Wednesday’s 520m Final with the winner representing WA in Melbourne. Since 1975 WA has produced six Grand Final winners, namely Mister Toewhyte (1978), Fremantle Echo (1987), Sandi’s Me Mum (1990), Prince Of Tigers (1997), West On Augie (2018) and Premium Share (2019). Trouble occurred at the first turn tonight in the first heat which allowed Granite Song to rail to the front past the catching pen. He powered clear in the back straight and had Solidified for company with 600m specialist Quick Smart in third position. Turning for home Granite Song kicked strongly to win by just over a length in a solid time of 29.98. Solidified finished second four lengths ahead of Quick Smart and fourth was Honestly Two who also qualified for the final. Heat Two produced a rough result with rank oustider Saige Tenielle overcoming box 8 to win in a swift 29.90. Her six most recent starts were against Country Class and she handled the steep rise in class beautifully. Flying Freda (2nd), Barbeque Man (3rd) and West On Boonie (4th) were the other three to make the final. The box draw for Wednesday :

1) QUICK SMART
2) SAIGE TENIELLE
3) WEST ON BOONIE
4) HONESTLY TWO
5) FLYING FREDA
6) SOLIDIFIED
7) GRANITE SONG
8) BARBEQUE MAN
9) HINTO
10) WEST ON BLOSSOM

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 2 Number 3 MY DAD’S AUGIE : Improved at box rise and led all the way defeating a speedy bunch.

Race 3 Number 5 HALCYON DAYS : Stormed to the line and almost stole victory.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)